Man wraps up worldwide motorcycle trip with Savannah pit stop

Published: Jan. 11, 2013 at 12:25 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 2, 2013 at 3:45 AM EST
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - We've seen and heard about hot air balloons around the world. Sailing around the world. Flying around the world.

However, one man took a little more difficult route around the world. He logged 60,000 miles over the last two and half years riding his motorcycle around the world.

Anto Zekian decided one day he wanted to learn about the world first hand on his BMW motorcycle. He saved up money, found sponsors and 32 months later, the 29-year-old Frenchman is in Savannah for the final leg of his journey.

Sekian says he has visited hundreds of countries, having to ship his motorcycle overseas to different continents. From coast to coast in the USA to the Middle East, Mexico, South America, and far east Asia, Zekian chronicled his adventures on two wheels online on his Facebook page at and website at

Instead of going to school for a bachelors degree, he says he got an MBA in the world on his own.

"I get to see the world through my own eyes and not through the eyes of someone else," Zekian told WTOC. "I saw it is a beautiful world and not as dangerous as we think. Actually, the world is quite a nice place."

Zekian will leave Savannah Friday and begin the final stretch up the east coast to his final destination in the United States, New York City, and the last site he needs to see, the Statue of Liberty.

After NYC, Zekian and his motorcycle will catch a flight home to France.

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